Recently a call went out from Mr Henderson, our Head of Seniors, for pupils interested in participating in a project to be aired on Mad TV. Of course, my answer was ‘yes’, as were the replies of Sara, Anatoly and Christo who were also keen to participate. We were told that this show was part of a project organised by the EU called Project 4 You, which aims to bring European countries together by making them aware of the common roots of their languages.
At the TV studio, there were teams of students from various other schools, whose aim it was to identify various words being described by the show’s hostess. All participants received a lengthy list of words the night before and we four Campionites tried to find the definitions of as many of the words as we could, in order to be well-prepared the following day.
As it turned out, we were only tested on three very easy ones so we needn’t have worried! Despite the stress, it was all worth it in the end because we learned a lot and we were on TV! Even though we spent hours in the MAD TV studios waiting for our turn to go on set, we had a great time because we met new people, got our hair and makeup done (which made us feel very professional) and were also given a tour of the studio. I got to see where all the magic happens for my favourite radio station, MAD radio 106.2, and witnessed all the difficulties encountered in filming a show. This was a once in a lifetime experience and I’m sure we will never forget it.